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Old 11-14-2017, 07:07 PM
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All I know is that it's my Grandfather on the left in WW-1 .. born 1890
What uniform is that? The lettering on the back of the pic is French... "Carte Postale".. My ancestry is some kind of German..
My aunt died recently and this was in a trunk of hers and sent to me.

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Just searching the net...
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The U.S.military was completely sold on the design of the British tunic. Much of the clothing manufactured for American soldiers was completed in England---and even in France.

Both the tunic and overcoat were similar for officers and enlisted men. And this applied to the winter wool and summer weight uniforms. Pockets, high collars and shoulder straps were identical for all ranks.
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And those boots...
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WW1 FRENCH CUIRASSIER HIGH LEG LEATHER ISSUE BOOTS 1914 PARIS MAKER ORIGINAL.
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Great piece of history!
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Very cool pic. Wish I could help you but I don't know anything about WWI uniforms and can't see any rank or insignia. I believe that's the "doughboy" uniform though. Had to do some google pic looking but I think that's it. I've seen a few at the Infantry Museum at Benning.

Carte postale means post card, maybe he was part of the US Western Front in France and sent the picture as a post card? If you google his name and military service there may be some records online.
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Here is a link that tells how to request military service records:

https://www.archives.gov/veterans/mi...ervice-records
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Very cool pic. Wish I could help you but I don't know anything about WWI uniforms and can't see any rank or insignia. I believe that's the "doughboy" uniform though. Had to do some google pic looking but I think that's it. I've seen a few at the Infantry Museum at Benning.

Carte postale means post card, maybe he was part of the US Western Front in France and sent the picture as a post card? If you google his name and military service there may be some records online.
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Here is a link that tells how to request military service records:

https://www.archives.gov/veterans/mi...ervice-records
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